Social Studies, History, and Geography

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Simple Machines

Simple Machines make for lots of building fun! Travel back in time and learn how to build a catapult with the Library’s Simple Discover Learn-At-Home Kit made right here in the Library’s own hackLAB! For all the details and to order yours, click here: https://forms.gle/cj257GT6yJedrrzRA

Constellations
Constellations

Star light, star bright, what are the stars you’ll see tonight? As the sunsets sooner, it’s a great time to do some star gazing! What constellations can you see in the night sky? Create your own starry skies with Miss Laura this week!

The Listening Walk
The Listening Walk

The world is making music all the time! Talk a walk in nature today and listen to what unique sounds you can hear! Complete the Listening Walk Checklist and listen to The Listening Walk storybook by Paul Shower!

Nature Mandala
Nature Mandala

Here’s a fun activity you can do after a walk in the forest! Join Miss Laura as she shows you how you can use whatever sticks, flowers, bark, or leaves you can find to create a beautiful work of art.

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Bean Planting presented by Innisfil Seed Library

Easy and fun for all ages, learn how to plant nutritious beans in your garden or container with Innisfil Seed Library‘s Bridget Indelicato. All you need to get growing are planting beans, soil, sunshine, water and your hands!

For more resources about seed growing and saving, and for Innisfil/Cookstown residents to safely borrow seeds online, visit www.innisfilseedlibrary.ca. And for more videos, check out their YouTube Channel, Mindful Gardening!

Tundra Connections
Tundra Connections

Come experience the tundra and polar bears with Discovery Education and Polar Bears International! Travel to the Churchill, Manitoba to take a deep dive into the region’s unique ecosystem.

Leaf Rubbings
Leaf Rubbings

Heading out on a nature walk this weekend? Be sure to bring some scrap paper and crayons with you to make some art while you’re outside! Can you identify the different trees on your walk?

Simcoe County Museum Virtual Field Trips
Ontario Nature
Ontario Nature

You can be a part of something big! Ontario Nature has opportunities for you to get involved in protecting wild species and wild spaces in Ontario. Make a difference for yourself and your community!

Snapshot Safari
Snapshot Safari

Check out the Citizen Science projects on Zooniverse.org! Miss Laura’s favourite project is Snapshot Safari, where you can identify wildlife caught on camera! Check out the variety of projects they have available.